Uploading a video on FaceBook is many times easier than downloading it. Yes you must have surely noticed that you can easily upload a video anytime and anywhere on FaceBook but downloading it is not that easy and convenient. FaceBook actually doesn’t provide any easy button for downloading video files from its page. Read more
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Apple is one of the most popular companies on the planet, and it is also one of the most profitable. Everyone knows that with the success of products such as the iPhone and iPad, Apple has earned more than $156 billion in net sales in 2012 alone. So what does the company do with all of its money? Read more
Technology has come to rule the way we live our lives and obtain the goods and services that we need. There has been a massive restructuring in the way that professionals advertise and do business, and with it there is an increased flow of information provided to consumers with which they can make more informed decisions about the professionals they hire.
Both professional services and consumers who have used them regularly post information about certain services on the Internet, making searching for the perfect professional for your needs a relatively simple and thoroughly informed process.
Finding Legal Professionals Online
One type of professional service that many people now turn to the Internet to find is the expertise of law. Many lawyers advertise online via their own personal websites, directories of services in their local area, directories of legal professionals, and anywhere else that they feel will put their name out there.
There are also state-specific resources that allow for searching within your own city – for instance, if you’re in Maryland, you may only be interested in lawyers in Baltimore Maryland – thankfully, the web makes that kind of specific searching possible these days and quite easy as well.
In addition to independently researching through these channels, there are directories that allow user-submitted reviews. This can allow people to effectively choose a lawyer based on their skill, case history and level of professionalism instead of simply hoping that their legal professional will get the job done.
Searching the Internet for the Perfect Child Care
People searching for child care professionals also frequently turn to the Internet in the hopes of finding that perfect day care or nanny to take care of their precious children. When a parent places a child in the care of a person or establishment, they are placing the life of that innocent child in the hands of someone else.
It goes without saying that a parent wants to be assured of the safety and quality of care of any establishment where they would consider leaving their child. Fortunately, the Internet is full of reviews of almost any child care or day care facility imaginable. Parents who have used child care facilities and have had positive or negative experiences frequently turn to the Internet to talk about the way that they and their children were treated.
These posts can lead parents who are searching for the perfect day care center toward a facility that will provide excellent care for their children and steer them away from places where the quality of care is below their standards.
Service Reviews At Your Fingertips
No matter what kind of professional services are needed, locating them on the Internet is as simple as using a search engine or an online directory of professional services. Everything from home repair companies to beauticians to doctors has been reviewed online and is available at the fingertips of anyone with a computer and access to the Internet.
The ability to be this informed about professional services tends to create a more professional and competent competitive atmosphere among service people, as those who do a poor job get no business and wind up being pushed out of the running. This allows businesses that do good work at reasonable prices to succeed and flourish.
With the ability to find reviews of professional services online, people, families and businesses do not have to wonder about the quality of service they will be receiving. They can be reasonably assured that the professional they hire will provide service of the utmost quality.
About the Author: Martin Love is a published technology blog author, who is fascinated by tech advancements that affect everyday life.
The success of the smart phone has made the iPhone 4 popular across the world. This touch screen phone has 3G facilities, is the fourth generation Apple iPhone and the successor to the iPhone 3GS. The marketing for this smart phone focused solely on video calling, known as FaceTime by Apple. The iPhone 4 supports the downloading of music, books, games, and movies. It is also suitable for general email and Internet access.
The iPhone 4 was announced in October 2011. It retained the same facilities as the iPhone 3GS, but included an improved camera and the upgrade of the A5 processor, Siri. Customers were able to pre-order this phone on June 2011, but there were issues in both the United States and the United Kingdom, as Apple stores crashed due to the flood of traffic. Apple’s exclusive partners, Softbank and AT&T, both of which are based in the United States, reported the same issues and suspended advance sales, as demand for the iPhone 4 exceeded supply. The problem with servers crashing also posed problems for retail stores who were unable to accomplish pre-order transactions.
The demand for the iPhone 4 was so high that in the first 24-hours, Apple and its partners received 600,000 pre-orders, the highest amount of pre-orders received by Apple in a single day for any one of their devices. During the first three days of its availability, 1.7 million iPhone 4’s had sold.
Protect the iPhone
Owning a smart phone of such extravagance deserves a bespoke case mate holder that will protect your item. The iPhone 4 includes Apple’s iOS operating system, the same that was incorporated into earlier iPhones, the iPod Touch and the iPad. Fingertips control the large multi-touch display only, so there is no chance of the screen becoming damaged with scratches.
What is also important to note is that the iPhone may not be covered under the usual home contents insurance, so you may have to look into personal belongings cover. In addition, the mobile phone service provider may try to sell you protection for the iPhone 4.
There is a notable difference between the iPhone 4 and its earlier models in the new design. The iPhone 4’s antenna is encased in a stainless steel frame and the internal components are placed between two panels of aluminosilicate (minerals composed of oxygen, silicon and aluminium) glass. The A4 processor and 512 MB of eDRAM (large memory facility) speeds make it twice as fast as the previous two iPhone models, and four times faster than the original iPhone.
Popular Applications for the iPhone 4
There are over 200,000 applications available on the iPhone 4. A large percentage of these applications are free, but others may incur a small fee. iMovie, for example, is not free on the iPhone 4, but it allows you to edit movies into high definition.
Pandora is the second largest in-demand application for the iPhone 4. Previously, it only allowed you to listen to Pandora while the application was open, but now you can browse other applications on the phone, whilst listening to Pandora.
Flight control costs less than a pound, but it makes for an addictive game as it requests that you land helicopters and aeroplanes without them crashing into one another.
Loopt is an iPhone 4 social networking application that allows you to share your current location. Friends can track where you are, so it is great if you prefer to socialise with them, or alternatively, the phone will alert you of their presence and allow you to make an escape, if they get too close.
TomTom is a handy application whenever you need satellite navigation. Once set, the navigation continues to voice the exact directions to get you to your destination. Although it is not a free application, it is far cheaper than purchasing a new TomTom.
The action game, Real Racing, takes full advantage of the splendid retina display. Another plus to the iPhone 4 is the gyroscope, which allows you to tilt and control the game.
Another free application is Tap Tap Revenge 3. Tap to your favourite tunes, pause to blast a tweet, answer an email, and then return to the game for an addictive treat.
Truphone is a free Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) application that runs in the background and allows users to make free calls to Google Talk, Skype, and Truphone.
Dropbox is ideal for synchronising files, videos, and documents from your iPhone to the iPad. It is a fast, efficient, and free.
Finally, if you are a big fan of word games then look no further than downloading one of the many addictive word games. Quordy may not be free, but it trains the brain.
The iPhone 4 is a great piece of technology, since it allows for over 200,000 applications. Why not protect it with a Case Mate, which allow you to create a bespoke case.
Apple is generally regarded as one of the smartest technology companies. New Apple products are lauded as great successes, but they have made some mistakes in the past. Here are a few Apple ideas that never panned out.
When it comes to complaints about Apple operating systems, Apple’s one-button mouse is near the top of the list. While Windows popularized the two-button mouse, Apple determined that users were better served with a single button. Unix and Unix-like operating systems primarily use three buttons to enable more functionality, but Apple stripped these features when they used BSD. Later, Apple finally admitted their mistake, and multiple buttons are now common on Apple computers.
In 1995, Apple teamed with Bandai to release the Apple-Bandai Pippen game console. The console is widely regarded as one of the biggest flops in video game history. Few people remember the Pippen, and the console sold less than 50,000 units. Since that time, Apple has avoided the console market entirely.
The tech industry holds several important events in a calendar year that attract the faithful and the enthusiasts from all corners of the world. Such events are an excellent way for consumers to learn about the latest technologies, get their hands on gadgets and gizmos still in prototype stage, and hobnob with others sharing their interests. At the same time, companies get a chance to showcase their products, connect with potential customers, and build a sense of community around their products. A good show at a major tech conference can build up substantial media goodwill around a product which ultimately factors into consumer buying decision.
Let’s take a look at five must-attend tech events each year:
Venue: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
The CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is the biggest consumer electronics event in the world. Held in the first half of January each year at the Las Vegas Convention Centre with over 140,000 in attendance, the CES sees hundreds of manufactures descend in droves to the deserts of Las Vegas to showcase their new products. The event is not open to the public but is heavily attended by industry insiders and journalists. Notable electronic products such as the world’s first Plasma TV (2001), the original XBox (2001), Blu-Ray Disc (2003) and 3D TV (2009) were first announced at the CES before being revealed to the rest of the world.
Venue: Austin, Texas, USA
The South by Southwest (SXSW) conference sits at the intersection of film, technology, interactive arts and music. It is held in Austin in early March each year. The conference is organized over 9 days, with equal space given to tech launches and announcements, trade shows, film screenings and music concerts. Over 200,000 people attend the conference each year. SXSW is a unique conference as it attracts everyone from tech industry leaders to film makers and musicians in equal numbers. Case in point: Evan Williams revealed Twitter at SXSW 2007 and gained massive traction, while 2009 Oscar winner <i>Hurt Locker</i> held its first screening at SXSW as well. The Foursquare app was also revealed at SXSW 2009 for the first time.
3. Google I/O
Venue: San Francisco, California, USA
Google I/O is the mecca for all things Google. It is held in early May each year and draws a developer heavy crowd (not surprising given the leanings of the parent company) which can often number up to 5,000. The stage is usually reserved for Google product announcements such as Android, Chrome, Google Maps, etc. Tickets to the conference cost $900, though Google gives out plenty of free hardware to all attendees (a Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Asus Nexus 7, Nexus Q, and Samsung Chromebox were given away to attendees). Every developer interested in Google’s platforms is invariably drawn to this conference, which saw the Jelly Bean and the Google Nexus 7 being unveiled for the first time.
4. Apple WWDC
Venue: San Francisco, California, USA
The Apple World Wide Developer Conference attracts Mac developers from all corners of the world. It is one of the most eagerly awaited tech events of the year among Apple users. While earlier iterations of the conference were limited only to software updates and conferences, beginning from 2002, the WWDC became the site for most major Apple announcements. The conference is held in early June each year and participation is capped at 5,000.
Some of Apple’s most iconic products were first revealed at WWDC, including the first iPhone, the Xeon-powered Mac Pro, and OS X Mountain Lion announcements.
The Electronics Entertainment Expo (E3) is one of the gaming industry’s premier tech conference and trade fair, drawing a crowd of 46,800 attendees in 2011 alone. Held in the first half of June each year, E3 sees announcements from major game publishers and hardware manufacturers. With major games such as Assassin’s Creed: Liberation, Star Wars 1313, and hardware announcements such as Wii U Pro Controller, and XBox Smartglass at E3 2012, the conference is a must visit for every video game enthusiast.
Whether it is gaming or consumer electronics or innovative technology, there is a conference for every interest. Not only can you take a look at what’s in store in the future of technology, but also the meet like minded people. Tickets for these conferences often sell out very early, so it is best to book your tickets well in advance!
Everybody these days seems to be obsessed with the latest technology. I guess we are very lucky we live at this moment in time. Everyone is walking around with a Smartphone or a tablet computer and some of us have forgotten how to write. Things change and it’s the same in the home. Hundreds of years ago what they had was pretty basic. The amount of gadgets people use in their homes has increased, but there’s still a long way to go.
Just because you have a fancy food blender or a Blu-ray disc player doesn’t make you cool. Even those are a bit old school in 2012. Technology changes fast and there’s lots of cool gadgets getting released every day. Some are not much different from what we already have, but you always get a few that are great. Here’s a list of some cool gadgets you should think about getting.
A transparent TV
This is like something from the future. It’s basically a rectangular piece of glass that turns into a television when you switch it on. It uses LCD and TOLED display technology and the picture is absolutely amazing. The real pleasure comes when you turn it off and sit staring at it.
3D wall panels
I bet you haven’t seen this in someone’s home before. They are basically 3D panels that attach to the wall and it makes your room look futuristic. It’s pretty strange how they aren’t too popular. You’d think after centuries of having flat walls some people might like something a bit different.
Self-sterilization door handle
This is something we need in every public toilet, but it’s great for the home too. It will emit a UV light that always keeps the handle sterilized. You will obviously still be required to wash your hands. That goes without saying, but it’s going to prevent a lot of illness.
It’s not too common to have a burning fire in your home any more. Central heating and electric fires are taking over the world. That’s a shame because flames are lovely to look at. You can solve this by getting yourself an Electrolux fireplace, which will start a fire in a cylindrical tube for your pleasure and warmth.
IQ alarm clock
We all like to hit the snooze button when we get up. Sometimes you end up sleeping too late and have to rush out the door. With the iQ alarm clock that definitely won’t be happening. You actually have to solve questions to turn it off and you need to be conscious if you want to get them right.
Orbital washing machine
This one is seriously cool. It makes you love washing your clothes which is no easy feat to achieve. You can take an orb out of the washing machine and fill it with clothes. Now just pop it back in and turn it on. This orb isn’t the only cool feature. Because of the way it’s designed it actually spins on 2 axes and your clothes get a much better wash.
Author Bio :- Harley Jhonson is a renowned writer and is famous for his home improvement blog. He provides some inetersting and useful tips on Bedroom interior design.
Finding resources for PC and laptop computer security is quite easy, and so is finding basic resources for cyber security for those PC and laptop devices. But as easy to find as those resources are, one different and closely related area of internet security that has yet to catch up to that of PC devices in terms of understanding and awareness is Mobile Security. Because while PC’s have been around and have been in standard personal and professional use for decades, mobile phones and devices have only really gained popularity within this past decade or less, most likely around the time the first iPhone came onto the market in the early/mid 2000s. So suffice it to say, the internet security field has some catching up to do! Common internet threats like viruses, malware, password hacking, and database injections, are just as relevant to mobile devices as they are to PC’s and mobile users ought to know that. This infographic, Mobile Security 101, lays down the important details about Mobile Security that any mobile internet device user should be aware of.
This infographic was produced by Brainloop.com, an Enterprise Software and Services company and leaders in end to end electronic document compliance management and document & file security.
For a long time now people have been speculating regarding the details of the iPhone 5 and precisely what specs and even what name it will sport. Well no need to speculate any further, as Apple has now finally unveiled the official details of its latest device at the ‘iPhone 5 Event’ on the 12th of September. Let’s look at what we’ve learned about the new device.
It’s Called iPhone 5
This might sound like a no-brainer, but actually until recently it wasn’t known whether iPhone 5 would indeed be the official title for the phone and word had it that the new phone could have potentially dropped the numerical moniker altogether seeing as this is actually the 6th iPhone that Apple have produced. But nope – iPhone 5 it is.
The screen is going to retain the retina display that the 4S sported and is going to stay at the same 326 pixels per inch. However what’s changed is the dimensions – the phone is going to be four inches now with a 16:9 aspect ratio – the same as most widescreen TVs. Apple have boasted that this will allow for an extra row of apps (woopdie doo…) and that many of the native apps are going to take advantage of it in other ways – for instance you’ll see more of your e-mail. Apps that were designed for the old screen will now run with black borders, but many 3rd party developers already have new versions of apps in the works. It will be interesting to see whether this introduces the same compatibility problems that you see in the Android App store.
This isn’t the only change you’re going to see to the software as you’ll get obvious updates and improvements across the board and particularly to Siri. Most exciting of course is the new maps which are now developed in-house (goodbye to Google Maps) and provide the sci-fi ability to pan around buildings in 3D as well as giving you turn-by-turn navigation (at last!).
The new phone promises to be ultrafast with HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA. LTE support has also been confirmed in the US, which may lead to some legal disputes with Samsung and HTC. Time will tell but in the meantime you should be able to enjoy some rapid download speeds.
The phone sports a new A6 CPU which should give you twice the CPU and graphics performance of the most recent predecessor. The chip is also 22% smaller than the previous chip which allows for the beautiful aesthetics…
As always the iPhone remains the phone of choice for people who want to make it clear they own a premium piece of kit and for people who like their technology to look sexy. Apple are caling their new phone the ‘most beautiful product [they've] ever made’ and this is no doubt in reference to the fact that it’s made entirely of glass and aluminum giving it a very high quality feel. It’s also the thinning of all iPhones (18% down on the 4S) and the lightest (20%) meaning that you should really see where your money has gone when you hold it.
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